A Conversation for Why Villains in Movies Have English Accents

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Post 1

the Chairmaker

I always understood that the Brits as baddies thing came from war films; They couldn't employ a German to play the nazi (you wouldn't understand him!), so a British actor was the next best thing (well, it's all europe...).

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Post 2

il viaggiatore

But there are german actors that speak english, as well as non-german actors who can act a german accent.

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Post 3

the Chairmaker

I should have mentioned, I was refering to the period after the war, until the late '60s.
There were not a lot of German actors kicking around in teh US during that period...

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